U.P. Service Awards nominees sought

From the U.P. Volunteer Network:

In recognition of the tremendous contributions of volunteers across the Upper Peninsula, the U.P. Volunteer Network announces the launch of the fifth annual U.P. Service Awards. Nominations will be accepted through June 1.

“We ask everyone in the U.P. who works with or knows outstanding volunteers to make a nomination,” said Linda Remsburg, Youth Development Associate at the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development and partner in the U.P. Volunteer Network. “We need to thank these indispensable community servants and tell their stories so that others are inspired to serve.”

Categories for the awards include Youth, Adult, Senior, Business Community Leader and Volunteer Program. Award recipients will be announced in July and honored at a luncheon during the U.P. Nonprofit Conference at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, October 18.

To submit a nomination online, or to download a nomination form, go to www.UPvolunteer.org/nominate. Nomination forms are also available at the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development, 1175 Erie St., Marquette.

For more information, call 877-339-6884 or email upvolunteernetwork@glcyd.org.

The Upper Peninsula Volunteer Network’s mission is to build the capacity of U.P. organizations to connect with and manage volunteers. In addition to promoting volunteerism and recognizing volunteers, the network provides volunteer management training to nonprofits and is the administrator of UPvolunteer.org, an online volunteer recruitment and management tool which the network provides at no cost to nonprofits in the U.P.

In addition to Great Lakes Center for Youth Development, network partners include U.P. 2-1-1, United Way of the Eastern U.P. Volunteer Center, Volunteer Center and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency, RSVP of Delta, Menominee, Schoolcraft and Marinette Counties, and RSVP of Marquette County.